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May 31, 2021

Tyler Millwood Claims First-Career Spring Nationals Triumph
Double Dirt Late Model Dreams at Eldora Up Next

KINGSTON, Ga. (05/31/21) – Tyler Millwood accomplished another first on Sunday evening. Racing in his home state, the Georgian took his Millwood Plumbing No. 31 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model to Victory Lane for the first-time in his career with the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals.

The maiden voyage to Victory Lane with the Ray Cook-promoted tour was worth $4,053 and came at Rome Speedway, and marked his second overall triumph of the season.

“I feel like we’ve come a long with our program in the past year. Tonight, some of the front runners had bad luck, and that no doubt helped us get the lead, but we put ourselves in a position to capitalize on these opportunities. It means a lot to our team to get our first Spring Nationals against such a talented field,” Millwood said. “We’re currently planning to head to Eldora in two weeks for the double Dream events, and I couldn’t be more excited. A big thank you is dedicated to everyone, who supports our program.”

Tyler Millwood kicked off his Memorial Day weekend racing excursion on Saturday evening at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Ga.), where he was piloting his Machine Construction Company No. 31 Late Model in the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals event. With his third-fastest qualifying time locking him into the sixth-starting position for the opening night feature, Millwood was running in the top-10 when bent wheel caused extreme vibration. He was forced to retire from the event on lap 26.

The following night at Rome Speedway (Rome, Ga.), Tyler laid down the second-fastest time in his qualifying group behind Austin Horton, which positioned him fourth on the starting grid for the A-Main. Sliding into the lead on lap 29 after pacesetter Austin Horton ran into mechanical issues, Millwood charged to his second win of the season, which came over Donald McIntosh, Jason Croft, Randy Weaver, and Dale McDowell. He earned $4,053.

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Tyler Millwood Racing will likely be idle this week as the team prepares to travel north to Tony Stewart’s Ohio Speedway on Wednesday – Saturday, June 9-12 for double Dirt Late Model Dreams.

On Wednesday – Thursday, June 9-10 action opens with the $127,000-to-win, 27th annual Dirt Late Model Dream, while Friday – Saturday, June 11-12 will see the pandemic-delayed 2020 Dirt Late Model Dream held, which includes a $126,000-to-win finale.

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Tyler Millwood would like to thank all of his sponsors including Millwood Plumbing, Derek Gahring Enterprises, Machine Construction, On Time Hauling, Competition Race Equipment, Penske Racing Shocks, Durham Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Glenncast, Inc., Valvoline, Cole Perkins Media and Promotions, Fram Filtration, Autolite Spark Plugs, Allstar Graphix, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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May 31, 2021

Brandon Sheppard Returns to MARS Victory Lane
Back to the WoO Grind in Indiana this Coming Weekend

NEW BERLIN, Ill. (05/31/21) – Brandon Sheppard enjoyed a fun and successful Memorial Day weekend behind the wheel of his family-owned Dennis G. Woodworth Attorney at Law No. B5 Valvoline/ The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development/ Pro Power Racing Engines/ Rocket Chassis Super Late Model.

Sheppard began his extended holiday weekend of racing with a trio of Top-4 finishes in the Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 extravaganzas at Lucas Oil Speedway before wrapping up four races in three days with a $5,000 Mid America Racing Series (MARS) triumph on Sunday night at Spoon River Speedway.

“Wow, that’s all you can say about what our family-owned team was able to accomplish this weekend. We last went to the Show-Me 100 in 2017, and we didn’t even make the show. While we didn’t get the crown jewel win, we were a contender all weekend at Wheatland, and I was extremely proud of what we were able to achieve and the gains we made,” Sheppard said. “On Sunday night (at Spoon River) it took me a minute to get my right rear going there and to figure out exactly what line to run. I felt my tires start to come to me, and then I could really kinda maneuver pretty good and change up my line and really cut off the corner underneath them guys. From there I was able to wrap a great weekend up with a win.”

After Mother Nature shifted Thursday night’s event to Friday, Sheppard was one of 58 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries on hand at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) for the opening round of the Lucas Oil Show-Me 100. After topping the speed charts in time trials to claim the Allstar Performance fast time honors, Sheppard locked into the A-Main with a heat race win. Rolling off on the pole, Brandon slipped three spots in the 45-lapper to register a fourth-place finish. He followed Tim McCreadie, Hudson O’Neal, and Bobby Pierce across the line with Josh Richards coming in fifth.

Later Friday evening for the Tribute to Don & Billie Gibson, Brandon posted a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Ryan Gustin, which positioned him 10th on the starting grid for the feature. With $6,000 on the line, Sheppard passed six cars in the 40-lapper to finish fourth. He trailed Josh Richards, Shane Clanton, and Chris Ferguson to the checkers with Kyle Bronson finishing fifth.

With his spot already locked into the $30,000-to-win Show-Me 100 presented by finale on Saturday night via his preliminary performances, Brandon mounted a late-race charge to the front of the field in the final 10 circuits but fell short at the line to finish second, trailing Hudson O’Neal. Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, and Shane Clanton completed the Top-5 finishers.

On Sunday afternoon, Sheppard stopped at Spoon River Speedway (Banner, Ill.) for the MARS Racing Series presented by Rip-It Energy sanctioned event. Finishing second in his heat race behind Tanner English, Brandon locked into the fifth-starting position for the A-Main. Overtaking Tanner English for the lead on the ninth lap, Sheppard stormed to his fourth win of the season over Ryan Unzicker, Tanner English, Dennis Erb Jr., and Gordy Gundaker. He earned $5,000 for his fifth career MARS triumph.

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Sheppard will return to the Rocket1 Racing driver’s seat this weekend with a World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series in Indiana. The weekend includes events at the newly-opened Circle City Raceway as well as Plymouth Speedway.

Brandon continues to reside atop the series standings.

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Brandon Sheppard would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Dennis G. Woodworth Attorney at Law, Valvoline, The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, Keyser Manufacturing, 34 Raceway, Budda Dirt Cars Transmission Sales & Service, Mark Richards Racing, Inc., Print Worx, Sheppard Auto Sales, Speedwerx, Bill West Enterprises, Fromme Enterprises, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Performance Bodies & Parts, Peterson Fluid Systems, Pro Power Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Shepp’s Bar & Grill, Simpson, Strange Oval, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Sunoco Race Fuels by Corrigan, Waterman Racing Components, Weld Racing, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, XS Power, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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May 31, 2021

Jake Knowles Scores Emotional Rome Speedway Victory
Preps for Crate Racin’ USA Action at Senoia Raceway

ROME, Ga. (05/31/21) – After a slow start to the weekend in All-Tech Speedway’s Harvey Jones Memorial Jake Knowles ended the weekend with a high note on Sunday evening at Georgia’s Rome Speedway.

Knowles not only took his Welshan’s Competition Racing Equipment No. 66 Josh Roberts Trucking/ Robert Skinner Racing/ Savage Chassis Late Model to the Winner’s Circle, but more importantly he was joined there by his mom, who has been recovering from a recent surgery.

“We lacked speed on Thursday and Friday at All-Tech Raceway, which was probably mostly on me as a driver at that place. Then on Saturday, we were caught up in a wreck on a lap 10 restart, and it knocked us out of the event,” Knowles shared. “My team thrashed to get the car back together for Sunday night at Rome. Everything came together there nicely, and I got my first win in a long time at that place. By far the best part of the night was having my mom there with me. It’s been a few races since she felt up to going to the track, and to have her there in Victory Lane meant the world to me.”

Jake Knowles kicked off the Memorial Day racing weekend on Friday night with preliminary action for the annual Harvey Jones Memorial at All-Tech Raceway (Lake City, Fla.). Thirty-six entries were hand for the Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model event. After falling short of qualifying for the feature event via Friday’s preliminary action, Knowles earned the 20th-starting spot in the $10,000-to-win finale via a B-Main.

Jake saw his outing in the 60-lap feature come to an early end after being collected in a multi-car melee following a lap 10 restart. He was credited with a 24th-place finish.

The team thrashed to repair the car on Sunday, and Jake returned to competition later that evening at Georgia’s Rome Speedway. Starting fourth on the grid for the feature, Knowles stormed to the lead on lap 7 and never looked back on his way to the victory, which marked his third of the 2021 campaign.

The upcoming weekend will find Jake returning to action with the Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Models this Saturday at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Ga.) with a $2,500-to-win program.

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Jake Knowles would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Josh Roberts Trucking, Gadsden Heating & Cooling, Buster Goss Body Shop, Phillips Properties, Rheem, Martins Wrecker Service, Curbow Logging, Coosa Heating & Cooling, JW Motorsports, Bohannon Glass, Cruise with the Champions, Shorty’s Shock Service, Hoosier Racing Tire by Pup, Knowles Trucking, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Joe’s Transmission, COR Suspension Technology, B and A Farms, CSB Consulting, Big A’s Custom Graphics, AG Calf Ranch, VP Racing, Mitchell Jenkins Photography, Stealth Racing Carburetors, VP Racing Lubricants, and Marketing Services.

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